Fermyn Woods

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Written by: The Mother Tripper

3rd Apr, 2021

📝 Description

Ferymn woods is located on the outskirts of Corby. It is unfortunately my least favourite country park – I find it a little dull!  I find the parkin frustrating during winter months with hardly any spaces and the car park filling very quickly. The pay machine is located very far from the actual spaces and having to walk past the park to get the ticket and then back again with moaning kids just makes my trip start on a bad foot!  That being said many enjoy this park and with the new play area due in March 2021 It will hopefully improve!

📅 Date visited

29th Nov, 2020

🗺 Location

Fermyn Woods Country park, Lyveden Rd, Brigstock, Kettering NN14 3HS 

⏰ Time spent

3.5 hours 

🚗 Travel

15 min drive from Kettering easy roads. I don’t visit here often because of the parking today was just the same hardly any spaces for a popular country park I arrived early at 9:30ish and managed to park straight away luckily I reversed in as people had then pretty much parked all over the place. 

💰 Cost

£3.20 for car parking for 4 hours, coins or card payments accepted. 

🍴 Facilities

Toilets clean located next to cafe. Cafe serving all sorts including pizza slices tea coffee etc prices seemed reasonable. Some seating available outside. 

🚜 Activities

There are many walks to choose from, we took the easiest red route today which is perfect for pushchairs mostly safe for the kids to run off in front. Lots of routes that go over hills great for bikes and daredevil children! Muddy in places.  I am sure visiting in the fog doesn’t help! But I didn’t think it’s the most prettiest of country parks in comparison to east Carlton or Barnwell.  The play area has a long zip wire which is great fun! Slides and climbing for different ages and 2 swings. There is sand play and a nice little cooking role play area with mushrooms to sit on under some trees surprisingly my kids spent most of the time in this play area there! Ideal for most age children but not as big as Irchester.  The second play area is located near the toilets designed for younger children has now been updated ( 2021) It has wooden insect structures and a sit on digger and small sand pit. It is a vast improvement of the playground since we visited and is sure to be a hit with toddlers! There is a climbing area and slide which you can either start your walk with or end your walk with. Warning it is very muddy!

🌻 Mother tripper tips

Although it isn’t my most favourite it’s still a nice place to take the kids. On a weekend visit early and avoid the crowds. We left before midday and still felt like I’ve had a good long day to do housework whilst the kids have burnt the energy this morning! 

ℹ Additional information

Covid Procedures: hand sanitiser before entering the park areas but when I went to use it was empty, so worth remembering your own. Easy to socially distance around the walk.